Giants interested in Desmond Bishop?

Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Desmond Bishop reacts

Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Desmond Bishop reacts after sacking San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers during the third quarter. (Nov. 6, 2011) (Credit: AP)

The Giants may be interested in adding former Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop.

After being released by Green Bay, Bishop is now fielding inquiries from interested teams, and the Giants are on the list, he said.

“The Giants and Jacksonville,” Bishop said in an interview today on SiriusXM NFL Radio, per profootballtalk.com. “The Giants and Jacksonville are the next two that are interested. Actually, the Niners called but of course, you know, they’re kind of set over there.  I appreciate their interest in me regardless.  But the Giants, which is a real good situation, and Jacksonville as well.”

Bishop has also drawn interest from the Vikings and Chiefs.

It’s uncertain how much the Giants would offer to entice Bishop, but chances are they’re not discussing a big-money deal. More than likely, the Giants are interested in him to add depth.  Bishop, a sixth-round pick of the Packers in 2007, missed the entire 2012 season with a severe hamstring injury. 

If the Giants do sign him, it wouldn't be the first time they acquired a linebacker who had missed the previous season. Former Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers was signed in 2012 after missing the 2011 season with a wrist injury. 

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